Ferrari 208 GTS

By no means new to the production of smaller displacement, high output, multi-fractioned engines; on the heels of the 1975 208 GT4 Ferrari introduced the smallest displacement version of the 308 GTB – the 208 GTB and GTS – in 1980.

The bodywork was identical to that of its berlinetta and targa sisters, while the new version of the sophisticated 90° V8 came in at just under 2,000 cc. A square section indent line ran along each body side between the front and rear bumpers, which was finished in satin black whatever the main body colour.

The doors featured scalloped intakes to the engine bay, the right one feeding the carburettor filter box, and the left one the oil cooler. The 208 GTS models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 106 CS 100. Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars.

Ferrari 208 GTS Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1980

ENGINE
type rear, transverse, 90° V8
bore/stroke 66.8 x 71 mm
unitary displacement 248.83 cc
total displacement 1990.64 cc
compression ratio 9 : 1
maximum power 114 kW (155 hp) at 6800 rpm
power per litre 78 hp/l
maximum torque 170 Nm (17.3 kgm) at 4200 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed four Weber 34 DCNF carburettors
ignition single spark plug per cylinder, single coil
lubrication wet sump
clutch single-plate
CHASSIS
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 74 litres
front tyres 205/70 VR 14
rear tyres 205/70 VR 14
BODYWORK
type two-seater targa-top
length 4230 mm
width 1720 mm
height 1120 mm
wheelbase 2340 mm
front track 1460 mm
rear track 1460 mm
weight 1254 kg (dry)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 215 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

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